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Opticron Binoculars

The Opticron Oregon Waterproof 10x42 binoculars are ideal for a range of uses including, wildlife, hiking and a bit of everything.

The optics are fully multicoated to give a bright, clear image, the eyepieces feature twist-up, twist down eyecups togther with long eye relief making them ideal for spectacle wearers.

The Opticron Oregon are fully waterproof and nitrogen filled.

Stock Availability: Discontinued, details shown for reference purposes only.

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This page updated: 30 October 2013
Opticron Oregon WP
Field of View (°)5.7°
Twilight Factor20.49
Min Focusing4m
Eye Relief19mm
Exit Pupil Size4.20mm
Dimensions: HxW125x150mm
Case / StrapYes
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28/10/2006 11:37:24
Are these any good? I am after a low cost pair of binoculars to take to the jungle (I am going to leave the Zeiss at home!).

eebc - Chris
28/10/2006 11:42:11
For the money, these binoculars are remarkably good. The image is bright and sharp and the waterproofing would make them ideal for jungle use.

John Ross
01/05/2007 16:31:09
Hi, I am looking for a budget pair of Binoculars that will be good in low light with a 10X magnification?

eebc - Chris.
02/05/2007 15:25:38
Mathematically, a 10x50 will be better in low light conditions, however I tried the Opticron Oregon 10x42 above and a couple of 10x50s last night as it was getting dark about 9pm.

I compared the following:
Helios 10x50 @£54
Optical Hardware 10x50 @£74
Opticron Oregon 10x42 @£109
Opticron Countryman 10x42 @£119
Leupold 10x50 @£192

Results were more-or-less as expected, the Helios were not as good as the others.
Both of the Opticron models performed well, but the Countryman version did give a brighter image.
The Leupold were as expected the best of the bunch.
The odd ones were the Optical Hardware binoculars, which gave an image better than I would have expected, it seemed as sharp as the Oregon but this could have been because the image was a bit brighter, the downside is that they are a lot bigger than the Oregon binoculars.

Out of the ones I sampled, I would lean towards the Opticron Countryman, followed by the Opticron Oregon.

27/09/2007 18:10:38
I m looking for a pair of binoculars to take out hiking.
I have a pair of cheap 10x25 but the image is very poor. I’ve tried a pair of 10x50 porro (Pentax XCF) and the image was bright and crisp.
Can I get close to the image quality of the porro but in a smaller package for around £100? Maybe Opticron Aspheric or these Oregons?
Water resistance and the ability to take the odd knock would be an advantage.

eebc - Chris
28/09/2007 08:42:18
It is always a compromise to some degree, most 10x50 binoculars are brighter and therefore appear sharper than a smaller binocular of the same magnification, but they are physically bigger and heavier.

It really is a case of "the bigger, the better," however, the Opticron Oregon will probably be as close as you can get to the sharpness and brightness of the 10x50 binoculars you have seen through. The Opticron Aspheric, whilst being an excellent binocular, is not nearly as bright an image as the bigger Oregons.

David Crawford
18/11/2007 19:31:00
Where are these particular Opticron WP 10x42 made?

eebc - Jamie.
19/11/2007 10:11:15
We do not know where the Opticron Oregon WP binoculars are manufactured. I have had a look at both the 8x and 10x, but the country of manufacture is not marked on the binoculars.

29/08/2009 09:01:51
Do these binoculars come with a garantee?

eebc - Chris,
29/08/2009 09:11:37
Yes, Opticron guarantee them for 5 years.
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